There are plenty of criteria for a home purchase and accessibility is one of them. If you’re thinking about buying a home in Austin, you might want to consider the areas near the proposed stops for the soon-to-be-built Austin light rail project known as Austin MetroRail. We recently contacted Bill Lejeune, Rail Road Manager for Capital Metro, and asked for more details on the individual stops. As you browse the list below, remember that the easiest way to find homes near these locations is to use our Map based search on www.austinhomelistings.com.
1) Downtown – Convention Center: Trinity & 4th (could float one block either direction depending on results of coordination with the City of Austin)
2) Plaza Saltillo – Comal: 5th & Comal
3) M. L. King Jr.: No real cross street, but about 3 blocks east of Airport and MLK, Alexander St may be the closest street
4) Highland Mall: About 300 feet north of the intersection of Denson and Airport
5) N. Lamar: Airport & Lamar
6) Burnet: Near the Domain shopping center, about 1000 feet north of Kramer and Burnet
7) Howard: Location still under consideration, but approximate location is Howard Lane and Mo-Pac
8) Lakeline: Between 183 and Parmer Ln. Parmer Ln will be extended to the existing NW Park and Ride (the name of this station will be changed to Lakeline Park & Ride)
9) Leander: U.S. Hwy. 183 north of FM 2243, across from new HEB where existing park.
*Austin Metro Rail, Austin MetroRail name, location, stops, installation are all subject to change without notice. For further information, visit the city of Austin CapMetro website.